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obama. >> i would say 15 judges in the fisa court, to judges, one in california and one in new york, have looked at this question and a determination that the 215 program is in fact constitutional. one judge and washington, d.c. has decided it is not. i think it only deals with half of the question. i believe they are correct that it is constitutional, it is inappropriate use -- it is an appropriate use. what the president has posed to us, just because we can do something, should we do it? >> a terror suspect facing trial
over. >> may it please the court, this case is fundamentally different from king because california's law applies to people who are never charged with an offense d those who are discharged from lack of probable cause. there is nothing that can justify taking d.n.a. from these individuals who are not being prosecuted. king is tracking people as they go through the criminal justice system up through trial. >> counsel, i respect the sincerity of your view but the reality is the supreme court said in king that d.n.a. was like fingerprinting. if all of the things that you say about your particular clients are true, they would still nonetheless be fingerprinted and their finger prints retained in a national data base just like the d.n.a. how do you distinguish that? the court made it very clear several times that d.n.a. and same, rints are of the constitutionally one is a more modern technology. >> that is not how i read the case. .n.a. is different from finger prints. d.n.a. is our genetic blueprint. finker prints have a history of being used to identify people, they do an excellent job
the limited identifiers, the junk d.n.a. aspect, that would be a distinction from california because california processes it right away. >> not right away. >> in other words, they don't wait for a charge. >> correct, and that is the fundamental distinction. >> may i ask you about that distinction though? and this may be because the supreme court wasn't clairvoyant in look at the situation we have in front of us. but if you go to the end of the opinion of the court, actually the court on page 23 of its slip opinion, it keeps talking about in sum there is little reason to question a legitimate reason of the government when it's talking about "the identity of the person arrested" and it talks about identification of arrestees. what do we make of that language as you fold it into the california statute? >> well, the first time the court talks about the identification of arrestees, it's from florence or hibble where it says in every criminal case it's necessary to know who has been arrested and who is being tried. when we talk about identifying arrestees, it's arrestees who are being pros
and florida, that are creating jobs, that are putting the infrastructure in, certainly in california they could come up with a better plan. they could go along the i-5 corridor, they could use existing rail corridor that has been abandoned. there are other opportunities if they truly want to cut costs. but if they don't want to change don't want to revise their budget and they have no private investor, the question still remains, what obligation do you have to go back to the california taxpayer? you're obligating the california taxpayer for nearly $10 billion and you are not fulfilling the prop 1-a guarantee that they voted on. so at a certain point, i believe that we have to force the california high speed rail authority to go back to the voters and seek approval. change your plan, go back to the voters and let the voters decide. mr. lamalfa: indeed. in 2012 there was legislation at the time in california to place that back in front of the voters. give people the option now that they have more information, to say do they really want to go through this, with california's other issues
're following for you right now. wildfires burn as california deals with the worst drought in its history. and the breeding ground for international hackers, we'll go inside the private it school attended by nsa whistle blower edward snowden. >> syrian rebel leaders greed to attend peace talks in geneva just four days from now. the syrian national coalition voted yes in istanbul. their attendance is vi vital. the violence is now spilling over into lebanon. >>> too much fire and too little water, a dangerous combination for california. in the l.a. suburb of glendor ga the fire is still burning. >> reporter: this fire is just one consequence of the severe drought crippling california. officials hope the governor's declaration will help farmers and protect california's $44 billion agriculture industry. >> today i'm declaring a drought emergency in the state of california. >> reporter: the governor of the state, jerry brown, made the announcement after mounting pressure from applications, business leaders and farmers. it means that california can apply now for relief aid from the federal gove
'll have a report later on the initiative process in california and sunday changes on that -- suggested changes on that as well. >>> happening today -- bay area football fans gearing up for the battle in seattle. 49ers versus the seahawks. fans are ready to party. in san francisco muni is pulling many cable and street cars off the road to guard against potential vand -- vandalism. as far as who is going to win? >> we don't like them. they don't like us. no love lost. >> i will be like this sunday. >> we beat them once, why not again? >> a lot of tough talk from 49er and seahawks fans. the game is 3:30. >> stay with kpix5 for live reports from seattle all day. you can also catching the afc championship game between the new england patriots and denver broncos on channel 5 at noon. >>> coming up, the red carpet rolled out for silicon valley workers that could cramp commuters. the star-studded white house birthday bash. >> coming up on "face the nation" -- the future of the national security agency and president obama's new limits on the nsa. bob schieffer sits down with the chairman of
the fundamental distinction here is california is taking d.n.a. from people who are never charged with a crime or discharged for lack of probable cause. >> he says it doesn't matter if they are ever arrested. he says if you are arrested rightly or wrongly and for whatever reason. so i would respectfully suggest i don't see how you can justify your point. i get your point about what is done with it afterwards, but i don't about the seriousness of the offense or anything of that nature because justice scalia makes it very clear about what the majority meant and it's not what you mean. >> could you clarify one thing? >> yes. >> in king, i understood the situation to be that they could only collect the sample after the individual had been charged as opposed to simply just rrested, is that right? that's an ambiguity in king. king repeatedly says that. that's the question presented, people arrested and charged. >> but if you go to the regulations that the state's attorney general issued in king, filing a charge, like a ticket or complaint, you seem to draw a distinction, as i understand
in california. late this afternoon, the fire quickly spread in half moon bay. burned two and a half acres near highway one in southern california, a much more dangerous fire continues to burn. the colby fire, started thursday morning and has destroyed at least five homes them fire has burned more than 1900 acres and is now 61% contained. firefighters were having a hard time getting a handle on it because there's almost no humidity. nick smith shows us how the drive conditions are affecting the bay area. >> this weather pattern has not allowed season rains to arrive. reporter: fire officials are blaming the lack of rain, live fuel and dry conditions for a fire that burned friday night. when crews found it they struggled to get to it. thick brush and a steep drop of the hills made it difficult and dangerous. >> the combination of all of them has allowed fires like this to happen in january, which we usually don't have. reporter: flames detroit an acre of this brush before crews got it under control. dry brush from the drought feeds the fire, and fighting the fire feeds the drought. >> we're faci
california for dichg the old one. here's jessica aguirre. >> the governor released his budget, and the outlook is good for a change for schools. welcome to this class action special. i'm jessica aguirre. we'll have more on the budget later in the show. plus a special interview that many parents may be surprised to learn. when a child uses online education tools at school, the private information could be at risk. we're talking about information like a child's name, their contact info, grades, even possibly health information. one bay area man is leading a new effort to protect the private data collected at school. he's going to join us a little later in the show. but we begin tonight with the bathroom wars. this month be beginning of a new law for students to choose which bathroom they want to use at school. parents say it's an imposition on their kids. >> i'm a girl. in junior high in the restroom, i don't want a boy coming into my restroom. and i don't think most parents want the opposite gender into their children's restrooms, locker rooms, and showers. >> now, opponents of
and a drought on tap in california. governor brown asks everyone to reduce their water use by 20%. couch surfing profitable and controversial. we talk with company founder brian cheskky. >> you can be home anywhere around the world. >> the latest tech boom transforms san francisco's tenderloin district. >> the one neighborhood in san francisco that cannot be gent gentri gentrified. >>> good evening. welcome to kqed newsroom. earlier today, governor jerry brown declared a drought emergency. >> we're facing perhaps the worst drought that california has ever seen since records began being kept about 100 years ago. >> 2013 was the driest year on record in california. and forecasters don't see much rain on the horizon. joining me now to discuss the impact of this are, heather cooley, co-director of the pacific institutes water program. chris brown, executive director of the california urban water conservation council. and lauren sommer, kqed science reporter. what does the drought declaration trigger on a statewide level and does it affect federal aid for california at all? >> today w
. >>> 4:34. california will have its first snow survey of the year but experts are not expecting to get much out of the results. northern california just completed its driest year since the weather service started keeping track back in 1921. that means going forward experts say january and february are critical. >> we need the rain now. and certainly we need the rain the next two or three months which is typically our wetter part of the wet season. we are certainly hoping for the best but planning for the worst. >> today's snow survey is expected to be about 20% of normal. that is a big difference from last year at this time when it was 150% of normal. the lack of snow is really hurting people who make their living from it. now one ski resort dodge ridge may stay closed for the entire season. that is only if the weather continues to stay dry for the rest of the season. but resort operators say they are optimistic. >> the weather patterns change every single year. there are years we open in october and november. this isn't one of those years. it will change. it will snow. >> let's hope s
berkeley in district seven against fracturing e -- fracking which is a new coalition in california committed to ban fracking in california. i'm here to introduce a resolution that will be taking up after public comment on a halt on fracking. i'm looking forward to your discussion. this morning there were over 11,000 public comments. what is in congress are completely inadequate and only a ban on fracking is going to help save the water in california. as you know we are experiencing an intense drought and we need to keep a reserve on the ground. that's why your actions today is important for the people of california to tell our governor that fracking or other techniques for dirty oil should not be what this government is promoting. i thank you very much for taking up this issue. thank you very much. >> hello, my name is jeb holts man representing 33 san francisco. a local advocacy group. a long time resident and in favor of item 20. the resolution calling for a halt on high ydraulic fracturing in california. and we greatly support those changes. as ross just pointed out, there are a
california and in california you have heard a lot of talk about the insurance market places at the federal level healthcare dot gov and run the exchanges for many states but not california, california has its own, coverage and on this website, individuals can purchase health insurance in san francisco they can choose from one of five health insurance plans that offer health insurance on the market that meet the standards that individuals are required to have. people who are low income, slightly higher than medical eligible levels and the subsidies to help to buy the insurance on the exchange, and that goes up to about,... now i am going to forget. 45,000 or so for a single person. and it can be eligible for a subsidy >> the third way that the health reform makes it more accessible to people is through the employer sponsored coverage and i will go through these in more detail on the next slide and also the market reforms is the last way that people have more access to healthcare coverage and these are change to health insurance plans that make them more retain able for indivi
, the 20th anniversary of one of the largestdisasters in california history. how it would unrail if politics career. >>> welcome to a second look i'm frank somerville. this coming friday marks a significant anniversary in the california history of earthquakes. it did more than $20 billion in property destruction and severely damaged some of the area's busiest freeways. here is how we began the 10:00 news on the night of january 17th, 1994. some 17-1/2 hours after the earthquake. >> reporter: a result of the violent 6.6 earthquake that jolted the los angeles area awake at exactly 4:31 this morning. this is the scene tonight. people too frightened to return to their quake damaged homes are spending the night in the open in parks, in makeshift tents, in their cars, sometimes with vehicles circled much like the early settlers of the west. that of course offers little protection from this. 27 people now reported dead. nows nows-- more reported injured. with the ability to deliver that plus food and medical help, the experts predict the problem resulting from this earthquake are just
. >>> new tests are coming, but will the feds penalize california for ditching the old ones? here's nbc's jessica aguirre. >>> the outlook is good for a change for schools. hello and welcome to this class action special. we'll have more on the budget later in the show, plus ha special interview about a subject parents may be surprised to learn. we're talking about information like a child's name, their contact info, grades, even possibly health information. one bay area man is leading a new effort to protect private information at school. >>> but we begin tonight with the bathroom wars. this month begins a new law. it allows students to choose which bathroothey want to use at school. some parents say it's an imposition on their kids. >> i'm a girl. i don't want a boy coming into my restroom. and i don't think most parents want the opposite gender in their children's restrooms, locker rooms and showers. >> now a group learned that their effort is still in limbo. a random sample proved that they don't have enough signatures. >>> on kindergarten readiness. when low income children show up
se dio en california en el 2013 es la peor que se ha registrado en los ultimos cien anos en el estado y por eso hoy.... 1:06 today i am declaring a droguht emergency en el estado de california en san francisco el gobernador jerry brown declaro el estado de emergencia john laird/secretario de recursos naturales de ca :36 13;14 cada persona tiene que cortar su uso de agua por 20 por ciento inmediatamente 13;21 este viene con un llamado a que agencias, condados, campesinos ,ciudades y todos ahorremos agua en un veinte por ciento de nuestro consumo regular.... 30:07 el primer ahorro para el agua es regar o en la noche cuando ya se metio el sol o en la manana antes de que salga el sol 30:15 esta residente de south san francisco ya tiene claro lo que tiene que hacer, y por eso dice que los jardines no hay que regarlos durante el dia. 31;28 cuando la tierra esta muy caliente y usted tira el agua, lo unico que va absorber...a la raiz no va a llegar, entonces usted va a tener que gastar mas agua para regar la planta 31:41 37:18 natsound lavadora la opcion de doble enjuague ya la elimino de su
. the state of california spent its first full day in a state of drought emergency today. nick smith is live in marin county where dry conditions led to a dangerous fire next. reporter: marin county has been through drought before. last night the was a fire near alpine lake that helped illustrate how try it is. >> this weather pattern has not allowed our seasonal rains to arrive. >> according to the fire department the lack of rain, live fuel, and dry conditions can be blamed for a fire that burn along this stretch of fairfax road. >> with the combination of all of this has allowed fires like this happen in january. >> flames destroyed an acre of this thick, heavy brush, before crews got it under control. die brush from the drought feeds the fire, and fighting the fire feeds the drought. >> the worst in california has ever seen. >> the governor says drought is covering two-thirds of the state and is urging people to cut down water use by 20%. >> alpine dam, the water levels are low. >> water levels that have been known to rise several feet high in spots, look like wading pool. we came across
for a breaking news update. >>> a rare dry winter stretches on in california. how it burned the bay area today. >> in less than 24 hours, the niners take on the seahawks. we talk to the fans who are taking over seattle for the nfc championship game. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >>> good evening. i'm ama daetz. four people were pulled from the bay in a water rescue an hour ago. john alston is live from san francisco with the breaking details. jon? >> three good samaritans saved a woman's life after she fell in the water off of torpedo pier. authorities say the woman in heir 30s, touri from taiwan, was taking pictures, backing up, fell off the pier into the water. she was in the water a short period of time. three people jumped into the water, including a former lifeguard from series who has done a number of water rescues in the ocean on the east coast. he jumped in, grabbed the woman, braced himself under the pier. a net was thrown down and the woman was rescued. we talked to the rescuer's brother. >> the girl fell in the water. they called for help. nobody could swim. >> what too you think of
. >>> unusually dry conditions are causing a rare winter fire danger in california. late this afternoon a fire quickly spread in half moon bay. turned two and a half acres near highway 1 before firefighters were able to put it out in southern california, much more dangerous fire continues to burn. the colby fire started thursday morning. it's destroyed at least five homes. the fire has burned more than 1800-acres and is 30% contained. >>> firefighters are having a hard time getting a handle on it because there's almost in humidity. nick smith joins us live -- with a look at how the dry conditions are affecting the bay area. >> drought conditions have prompted calls for water conservation, and lack of moisture has firefighters keeping a watchful eye on thick, dry brush that can turn into fuel. >> this weather pattern we're in hasn't really allowed ore seasonal arounds to rave. >> marin county fire officials are blaming the lack of rain, live fuel, and dry conditions for a fire that burn friday night. thick brush and a steep drop of the hills made it difficult and dangerous. >> a combination of
in california where the water is getting dangerously low and wildfires continue to rage out of control. >> two were shooting at people inside the restaurant. >> and the very latest on a suicide-bombing by the taliban that killed 21 people including two americans. >>> plus safety concerns over the shipment of syria's chemical weapons create violent protests at a fishing port. >>> and why one tactic of chinese diplomacy is not as black and white as it seems. >>> too much fire and too little water making for a dangerous situation in california. the wildfire that ban two days ago in the l.a. suburb of glendora is still burning, and now the state's governor has declared a drought emergency. >> reporter: this fire is just one consequence of the drought crippling california. >> today i'm declaring a drought emergency in the state of california. >> reporter: the governor of the state jerry brown made the announcement after mounting pressures from applications, business leaders and farmers struggling to cope with the dryest year on record. it means that california now can apply for relief aid from the
francisco and beyond. one person with a plan is tom draper. he is proposing to split california into six states. joining me is tom draper. cory johnson is also with us from new york. you are coming to us from stamford. what is the progress you have made on this plan, what kind of support have you gotten? >> we have submitted to the attorney general's office and they are deliberating now. we should here in about two weeks what the title and summary will be for the initiative. it is interesting, we have support from all over california. i think californians believe california is ungovernable in its current state. the idea of having six new california's is spark their imagination. you said you think every state will become wealthy as a result of this and the system as it stands now has a horrible problem between the haves and have-nots. you also said if the government provided services to constituents, like google did to its employees, you would not have to split california into pieces. what did he mean by that? government -- currently in california -- 40 years ago, the government was spend
in the state of california they would rather just not comply with the state law and not sell the gun at all. we'll look at what the new law is and how it's affecting gun owners. >>> a lot coming up. >> first the weather. >> weather forecast. similar to what we saw yesterday, was a lovely day around much of the area. bay bridge, you can see the sun up, clouds in the sky. chilly outside, 42 now in concord. 52 san francisco. 35 in santa rosa. our weather headlines as we move through the day -- we're going to see the mild temperatures continuing, near record highs in some areas. staying dry for at least the first part of the week and we have a slight chance of rain coming up later in the 7-day forecast. a closer look in a few minutes. >>> oakland police are intensifying their search for a teen considered armed and dangerous. the reward for the capture of 14-year-old mario tolliver jr. is now $10,000. the boy is accused of fatally shooting his 17-year-old sister in this oakland apartment. surveillance video shows the boy running out of the apartment with a gun in his hand on thursday. the boy is d
. rather than comply with the new california state law, they would rather not sell their new handgun in the state of california. we're going to look at what that new law is and what it means for owners of guns. >> a debate over guns in california. that is always a hot one. >>> and first, let's look at the weather forecast and that is cool this morning. a live look from the roof cam, a bay bridge and a few clouds and this is not a spare the air day. 52 in san francisco; 36, santa rosa and we're going to see another warm day around the bay area and that pattern will continue into next week and then we have some changes. even the possibility of a rain shower and that is good news. we'll have more details in a few minutes. mark. >>> anne, developing news in the south bay. police at san jose state are investigating two reported incidents of sexual battery on campus. in both cases, a man rode a bicycle behind the victims and touched them in an inappropriate way. the first happened at 6:55 last night in front of the evens and recreation center and the second occurred at 9:20 near the hoover
perhaps the worst drt that california has ever se since records began being kept.)) and wi >>> california is officially in a drought. i was there for the governor's declaration on friday. >> we're facing perhaps the worst drought that california has ever seen since records began being kept. >>> the governor asked us to reduce water usage by 20%. 2013 was the driest year on record for california. there are no major storms in sight. statewide water transper s-- transfers will be made easier. >> the governor is going to ask the federal government for money. that's why we sat down with the political insiders and said the governor has the really ambitious plan from moving water, but how is that tunnel plan going to go over with voters in a situation like this. >> the drought adversely affects his ability to talk about moving water, because there's no water to move. you can talk about it aggressively when there's clearly a surplus, when there's more than we need up north. when you start talking about moving a component of the water, you're talking about rationing to the south, it doesn't work.
a bit of an escape. we will get to the details on how the california drought is affecting the wine industry. all of that and more over the next hour. but first, headlines from carol massar. >> u.s. stocks taking a beating today. the dow jones industrial average falling 318 points. the s&p 500 dropped more than 2%. benchmark indexes having their worst week since 2012. jpmorgan giving jamie dimon a 74% raise to $20 million last year. the compensation package included $18.5 million in restricted stock. 800,00 signed up for private healthcare. the total enrollment in the affordable care act is 3 million people. those are some of the top headlines. back to you. >> music's big weekend is here, almost. the grammys will be bestowed on sunday evening. who will win and who will watch? streaming media companies are delivering music to listeners. joining me are two gentlemen who listen to the fortunes of the music industry. we have the chief executive and founder of stadiumred joining us from los angeles, jon erlichman, set the stage. do you have a tux and tickets? >> i go when they invite me
the country and yesterday california's governor declared a drought emergency. govenor jerry brown says this is the worst drought in california's history. he is cutting red tape to help transfer water from people selling it to people who desperately want to buy water. she also asking everyone in california to voluntarily conserve their water usage by 20%. >> this is mother nature. at some point we have to learn to live with nature. we have to get on nature's side and not abuse the resources that we have. and that's the point of the deck lar ration. >> at this point it is voluntary, but the president said he could make it mandatory down the line. >> how are firefighters doing with the koll de -- the colby fire? >> they are getting the upper hand. it is only 30% contained, but they feel positive. it has burned a half dozen homes and at one point it forced thousands to evacuate the area. as of right now 300 people are under a mandatory evacuation. the dry conditions mixed with the santa ana winds and the governor is adding additional firefighters, and keep in mind it is only january. it wi
. >>> los estudiantes indocumentados de california que planean ir a un colegio comunitario o universidad en el estado hay una ayuda especial. >>> primero tienen que haber entrado en california y haber graduado de high school en california. >>> los alumnos indocumentados sin embargo no puede pueden calificar para la ayud ayuda de estudiantes que tienen seguro social. >>> yo bajÉ la aplicaciÓn por internet, me tomÓ un tiempo para llenarla la primera vez, modifiquÉ algunos nÚmeros que le piden a uno y siempre hay algunos requisitos extras, como por ejemplo la forma de reclutamiento del ejercito. >>> al menos 29 mil alumnos calificaron para la ayuda estatal, pero hay que ser pacientes. >>> es fÁcil, pero hay que ser pacientes, llenar la formula por internet y despuÉs uno tiene que mantenerse paciente y hacer lo que le van diciendo. >>> tengan en cuenta que la fecha lÍmite para someter la informaciÓn para recibir la ayuda financiera es el dos de marzo, mÁs informaciÓn vaya al sitio web en pantalla, ya lo sabe, esto es el reporte en vivo desde el centro de redacciÓn, continuamos con m
on fracking is going to help save the water in california. as you know we are experiencing an intense drought and we need to keep a reserve on the ground. that's why your actions today is important for the people of california to tell our governor that fracking or other techniques for dirty oil should not be what this government is promoting. i thank you very much for taking up this issue. thank you very much. >> hello, my name is jeb holts man representing 33 san francisco. a local advocacy group. a long time resident and in favor of item 20. the resolution calling for a halt on high ydraulic fracturing in california. and we greatly support those changes. as ross just pointed out, there are a number of reasons why we simply can't afford to take this action as a state. in front of me i have an article from a few days ago called dry weather in 2013 shocks meteorologist. fresno area meteorologist steve frances said last year from a scale of 1-10 last year was a 14. however this year many old records fell by 30 percent from the previous all time low. he had 77 percent below it's previous all ti
to anyone who lives here in california but it still looks like a lot of 9er fans will find a way to be there. century link field in seattle is already one of the toughest places in the nfl for visiting teams. but now the seahawks are taking homefield advantage to another level. it seems the team is trying to leave as many 49er fans as possible out in the cold and probably the rain. the seahawks are only selling face value tickets to six western states. california didn't make the cut. 49ers' fans are crying foul. >> i think it's poor sportsmanship, honestly. if you want to play that way, that's fine. i know our boys. they are gonna go in and go hard. >> that's ridiculous. why are they doing that? that's ridiculous. doesn't make any sense. the 49ers are still gonna win. what's the point? >> reporter: officially the seahawks say they are excluding california football fans to prevent ticket scalping and seattle is not the only team using the tactic. the denver broncos are doing the same thing for the afc title game. the move, though, is forcing 49ers fans to turn to sites like stub hub for ticke
is taking a stand over the banning of game tickets to fans in california and created a petition against what they call "discriminatory practices." but it could be much ado about nothing because the seahawks only had a few hundred tickets to sell anything which are still available on the secondary market and this morning the ticket exchange and stub hub have pairs for under $900. >> we are flying our red and gold flag with pride but not the red flag. >> red flag warning. we will check the winds which are gusting around 25 to 30 miles per hour in the east bay hills and the north bay mountains and the a pass is actually quiet gusting only to four miles per hour. the areas in red, with the northeast winds gutting to 30 to 40 miles per hour, the low humidity, the fuel because everything is still brown rather than green, will hang around and long of the i have seen a red flag warning hanging around, from tonight through thursday morning, another 48 hours. because of winds we are at 31 in santa rosa with the fog and we will watch that and see if black ice develops. the rest of us are in the mid-to-
, there is a concern that many of the younger healthier people may not want to shift over to the healthy california and partially because there is no incentive for them to do this. in regards to the cost of it. is there any way to use any of this funding or if we are putting in general funds and saving money anyway, to help the young people make a decision to go into healthy california by supplementing some of the cost of shifting over for sort of a time period? >> that's a good question, supervisor, thank you. there are a couple of answers. the first is that we are trying to take advantage of any funding that's available out there to do outreach and enrollment. we have a very proactive effort by the city government, but also community organizations that are out in trying to educate people and encourage them to enroll in covered california and enroll in medical and try to boost in level of the health insurance enrollment within the county. so that is definitely going on. as far as this particular pot of funding is concerned, one of the reasons the counties went to the state and negotiated the optio
membership. our members reside and own properties in the neighborhood in particular on california and many of our members own property across the street from the masonic. the knob hill association supports the project. we are urge the board of supervisors to approve the project and deny. at that time we had a concern that the nature of events at the masonic would put too much strain on the neighborhood and the traffic would have a negative effect on the park. the association and the masonic settled the suit in 2013 agreeing on a number of things including the number of events and you heard greg say. the opening and closing of times, controls of service of beverage and support for maintenance at the park. the conditions at the planning department and board of supervisors have placed on the permit are consistent with our settlement agreement. we also find that the masonic and live nation have been very cooperative to work with. we look forward to working with them in the future for the benefit of the neighborhood and the city of san francisco. thank you for your time. i do have a statement f
the lawn. >> today i'm declaring a drought emergency in the state of california. >> with a stroke of a pen he said california is in the middle of what could be the worst dry spell since record keeping began 100 years ago. this shows the snow pack today. >> lots of water. we're down there. >> precipitation is let's than 20% of normal the dry spell suspecting everything from salmon to ski industry. californians being asked to cut usage by 20%. >> not running faucet while you're shaving. just turn it off. >> do not mow the lawn. quick with showers. that type of thing. we can do it. >> there is a lot at stake. ag industry feeling affects of lack of rain. state says there will be higher unemployment. mario ortiz says he's already planning a cutting back. >> i have now 20 acres. >> the hope is for rain. if conditions continue state could impose mandatory reduction in usage. stiet drought emergency will put firefighters in summer mode. firefighters have battled wildfires in the state. it means cal fire with hire help now. >> we're in the process of bringing back our services to staff more of our
? >> plus, state of emergency as wildfires burn near los angeles, california faces what could be the worst drought in history. >> earthquake. >> the things people don't like about earthquakes, people have no idea what will come. >>> it's been 20 years since the earthquake in california. new technology warning you when quakes are coming. >>> shoppers beware. target was the tip of the iceberg. we talk to you about the other companies who could be a threat. [ ♪ music ] >>> hello to you. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm radford live from new york city. >>> president obama announced several reforms to the national security agency's electronic surveillance programs. n.s.a. will continue to collect millions of phone records, but the government will not keep that information, but it is not clear who will. patty culhane explains. >> the extent of the spying carried out by the united states, hugely controversial overseas. beside president obama's speech, only a handful of protesters showed up demanding changes. the president took to the statement, promising to change little. when it comes to sp
>>> police made an arrest in the murder of a northern california priest the body was nouned a church last night. >> the 43-year-old was taken into custody today. police say he surrendered to authorities in gasherville. >> i spoke to people who knew him this, is a shock scombrer a senseless murder. father freed had connections in san francisco with japanese catholic society. father freed was beloved by his parishioners. these pictures show a community stunned after hearing he had been murdered. >> when father freed did not show up for mass parishioners went to the rectory and round reverend father eric freed was badly injured. >> investigators say the suspect broke in and encountered father freed. police acknowledged that the suspect had been arrested just 24 hours before for public intoxication. he was combative and sent to jail, later set free. >> officers referred to emergency shelter for the night and released. >> one witness says he saw him near the dmuch early morning hours of new year's day. father freed taught at humbolt state university. >> he was beloved by the xhuv
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